Dr Mary-Ann Middelkoop

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Mary-Ann Middelkoop is a Researcher on the AHRC-DFG funded project ‘The Restitution of Knowledge’ at the Pitt Rivers Museum and a Junior Research Fellow in History of Art at St Peter’s College, Oxford. She completed her PhD ‘Art and Foreign Cultural Policy in Weimar Germany, 1917-1933’ in History at the University of Cambridge in 2019. She has previously worked as a researcher at the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, London, and contributed to the development of the ‘Looted Art 1939-1961’ database for the National Archives in Kew Gardens. Prior to becoming a Researcher at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Mary-Ann was a Teaching Associate in the Department of History of Art, Cambridge, and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, with the project ‘A Thing of Fragile Beauty: Porcelain, War and Plunder in the Third Reich, 1939-1949’. Her current research focuses on German modernism, Nazi- and colonial-era looted art and artefacts, and she has a continuing interest in the study of Raubkunst and restitution in comparative perspective. She is co-convenor of the DAAD funded workshop series ‘Thinking Provenance, Thinking Restitution’. 


2019. Mary-Ann Middelkoop, review of ‘The Central Collecting Point in Munich. A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art’ (2019) by Iris Lauterbach, Museumsjournal, 1 November.

2017. Bianca Gaudenzi, Astrid Swenson and Mary-Ann Middelkoop (guest eds.), ‘The Restitution of Looted Art in the Twentieth Century: Transnational and Global Perspectives’, Special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 52, No. 3.

2016. Christina von Hodenberg (ed.), Forum with contributions by Geoff Eley, Neil Gregor, Mary-Ann Middelkoop, Maiken Umbach, ‘Is There a British Approach to German History?’, Journal of Modern European History Vol. 14, No. 3 (2016), pp. 297-313.

2010. Mary-Ann Middelkoop, ‘A Wilsonian Moment? Dutch Nationalism and Belgian Territorial Claims in the Aftermath of World War I’, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3 (November), pp. 195-214.